Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will no longer be a member of committees after the House voted on Thursday evening to remove her in response to her threats against Democrats and dangerous spouting of conspiracies.
Greene has been a toxic voice in Congress ever since she first took office, filing to impeach President Joe Biden as her first act as a member of the House even though Biden has not committed any impeachable offenses.
But her despicable behavior goes further than that as she has spewed anti-Semitism, bullied and threatened school shooting survivors, and has advocated for the assassination of Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Greene even aided and cheered on the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6th, and has repeatedly incited violence against Democrats and the media ever since, first in a Twitter diatribe whining about her impending removal from committees, and again just before the House vote in a fundraising appeal specifically targeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and lying about her.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 4, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez fired back immediately.
Not only did I never make this claim, but I would never, ever do this.
What Greene is doing pumping this lie to her insurrectionist base is making them feel justified in further violence.
The prospect of stripping her committees clearly isn’t quelling her. She must be expelled. https://t.co/8WvvCgsMQt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2021
Indeed, she must be expelled, but the House did act on removing her from committees in a 230-199 bipartisan vote that included 11 Republicans. The full House was forced to act after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) demonstrated that he doesn’t have a spine by announcing his refusal to take action against Greene.
The next move could be a censure or expulsion or both if Greene doesn’t start behaving like a member of Congress. Considering that she has not shown any remorse for her behavior and is still inciting violence, it probably won’t be long before she’s booted out for good. Until then the Republican Party owns everything action Greene takes and every word she utters.
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